The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Dr. Tunji Abayomi, has emphasized the need to increase funding for the university.
Abayomi, who stressed this at the inaugural meeting of the 7th Governing Council, noted that the impact of inadequate funding on a university cannot be over-emphasised.
He said, not even double of what we get from the government is sufficient and we all know why. But as a Council, we will continue to impact on the government to improve on the funding, especially on the special needs of the University.
Abayomi said the Council would also, among other things, focus on how to make the Business School function maximally; expand the university in terms of new programmes; improve academic rating for global relevance; and enhanced staff welfare.
He urged staff members to double their commitment and dedication to their duties, and to deepen cooperation with management in order to engender a University everyone can be proud of.
We should not be satisfied with being the Best State University, but one of the very best of all varsities in Nigeria and in Africa. That should be a legacy we all should pursue and bequeath to future generations.
Our major achievement at the 6th Council is the building of our world-class Business School in Akure that was inaugurated early this year by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, sought the support of the 7th Governing Council to achieve the set goals for the University.
He said, as Management, we seek your support and cooperation to deepen our academic activities and integrity through purposeful teaching and robust research; continuously upgrade our academic support facilities; improve on our Internally-Generated Revenue; rebrand and promote the image of the University; improve on staff and students welfare, including security of lives and property; foster healthy industrial relations with staff unions; and advance community service and engagement.